A webinar created for guardians living with dogs who guard resources with a dog-dog case study!

This on demand webinar (recorded on March 14, 2023) is intended for dog guardians who have dogs who demonstrate behaviours such as growling, snarling, chasing, freezing or even biting over valuable resources such as food, toys, bones, or resting spots. In this informative webinar, behaviour consultants Sheila Gunston, PCB-A from Hudson's Hounds and Cat Harbord, Dip.CBST, CDBC, creator of Thrive Learning System, will examine this frequently misunderstood behaviour in dogs through the lens of Canine Complexity, offering guardians valuable perspectives and a roadmap to properly navigate this behaviour. PLEASE NOTE that while this webinar is suitable for any and all resource guarding, the case study delivered is a dog-dog case.


Sheila Gunston

Sheila Gunston Dip. CBST, PCBC-A is the sole owner and operator of Hudson’s Hounds (2013). She is a Canadian from Central Alberta, currently living in the province of Chiriqui, Panama. Sheila is a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and has a diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology with an Aggressive Behavior Specialization through Companion Animal Sciences Institute. She is also a certified L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediator and a Doggone Safe “Be A Tree” presenter. Sheila’s passion is in complex behavior and she is constantly furthering her science based education to ensure that she has only the most current and safest information available for her clients, most of whom are struggling with dogs who are anxious, fearful, reactive or aggressive. She has owned her own reactive and aggressive dogs herself and has been given very dangerous advice in the past – this is what encouraged her to receive a proper education in behavior and help others to never go down the road that she did. She met Cat in the spring of 2013 where she entered into a 2yr Apprenticeship Program and learned that she did not, in fact, know everything there was to know about dogs. Cat carefully and gently showed her how the canine mind and body work and why it works the way that it does, always allowing her to feel safe while learning a whole new way of thinking when it came to DOG. It was Cat who lit the fire to want her to always strive to be better and to never stop learning. Sheila offers private behavior consultations online via Zoom and also teaches basic manners and puppy classes in Panama. She lives in Panama with her husband and 2 dogs, always learning something new about them with each new changing day.

Cat Harbord

Thrive Learning System™ Creator, Dip. CBST, CDBC, FDM

Cat is the Director of ImPAWSible Possible Inc. in Calgary, Alberta Canada and the creator of Thrive Learning System™. Cat has spent the last 15 years working with aggression, fear, reactivity, and other complex dog behaviours, mentoring other trainers, and most recently developing and teaching Thrive Learning System™ the worlds first complexity sciences driven framework, worldwide. Cat is a Family Dog Mediator (FDM) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC). Cat is the co-host of The Canine Complexity Podcast. Cat has spent almost two decades educating herself in a variety of scientific disciplines and fields through online courses, workshops, reading, and other research methods. Cat has a Diploma in Canine Behaviour Sciences and Technology (Dip. CBST) from The Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Plantation, Florida, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Dispatcher License and dispatcher certification from Sheffield School of Aeronautics in Plantation, Florida. Cat has extensive practical experience working with a diverse range of dogs and their owners in a variety of settings, such as rescue, shelter, and therapy dog, to name a few. Cat spends her down time cooking plant-based food at home, walking, and spending time with her rescue dog, Mouse.

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